This 45-bed nursing home received a “below average” for both its Overall and Health Inspection ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Field Crest Care Center was cited with 6 health deficiencies. These include the facility’s:
- Failure to hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating residents, or report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of residents;
- Failure to develop and implement policies for screening and training employees, and the prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property;
- Failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident;
- Failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores; and
- Failure to keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Additionally, the Minnesota Department of Health has substantiated one report of neglect on the part of the facility:
- In April of 2013, an employee of the facility lowered a resident into a bath with water that was too hot. The resident sustained second degree burns and blisters on his mid calves and feet, and was admitted to the hospital. [Report no. H5431019]
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